Former separatists tell about their ex-companions’ tyranny in Eastern Ukraine


War in the Donbas

TVi, 3 July 2014 The situation resembles the “turbulent 90’s” The former separatists from Sloviansk and Kramatorsk who have joined the ranks of Ukrainian soldiers tell who fights on the terrorists’ side, how they do it, and how much they are paid.

“This is tyranny, absolute tyranny,” one of the ex-separatists describes the situation in the area of Donbas captured by terrorist forces. According to him, the mercenaries engage in plain robbery, fight among themselves for spheres of influence, sell other people’s apartments, steal cars, make people dig trenches at gunpoint, and demand money from men to leave cities etc. The interviewed ex-separatists believe that the situation resembles the “turbulent 90’s” and appeal to their former companions to come to their senses and stop disgracing themselves by the war they are waging against their own people and their own country.

Translated by Svitlana Skob, edited by Alya Shandra Source:

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